Get ahead in your board career

Grow your board knowledge, confidence and network. Unlock opportunities with FT Board Director Programme's comprehensive training and global community of expert faculty members and esteemed alumni.

Find the right course for you

Established since 2004, the Financial Times Board Director Programme combines the best of in-person and digital training with a range of flexible, accessible and convenient learning options.

Explore the profiles below to find the programme that's right for you.


Our courses

  • Diploma

    The leading fully accredited, practitioner-led, post-graduate qualification for aspiring and existing NEDs. Completed over 6 months, acquire the core knowledge and confidence to succeed as a Non-Executive Director.

  • Workshops

    Interactive, impactful workshops focused on the existing and critical opportunities and challenges facing current and aspiring NEDs. Delivered both virtually and in-person in London and Hong Kong.

  • Board Director Online

    A series of self-paced courses designed to help organisations and individuals gain or update skills - to improve board impact, performance and effectiveness.


Bespoke Training

Utilising our faculty of experienced Chairs, Non-Execs and Board Evaluators, we deliver impactful and practical training programmes developed to achieve your organisations goals.

Take a look at our case studies of bespoke programmes created for effective global organisations.

Join the world-class FT NED club for alumni

An exclusive community of experienced and highly effective non-executive directors and executive board members.

All course participants are eligible to join our growing, dynamic and diverse FT Non-Executive Director Club.

Access our regular topical networking events and receive monthly newsletters covering the latest issues affecting boards, reports of interest and job opportunities.


Meet the faculty

  • Hear what our alumni have to say

    "I joined my first FT course to get a comprehensive introduction to the Non-Executive Director role. It was well-balanced with theoretical and practical insights, with a spectacular course director. It helps you reflect on your moral compass and take a stand for the right business decisions."

    Samantha, Mercantile & Maritime

  • Hear what our alumni have to say

    "Professional qualifications like this one are a very effective way to complement relevant experience. The course provides a comprehensive range of skills needed to become, and remain, a successful non-executive director."

    Tim Ward, Chief Executive, The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA)

  • Hear what our alumni have to say

    "The first virtual Diploma was both interesting and rewarding. I was supported the whole way through by an efficient team that answered my questions and helped me navigate the course."

    John Williams, Managing Director, Partnerships & Government Affairs, Asia of International SOS

  • Hear what our alumni have to say

    "This Diploma is one of the best investments I've ever made in my ongoing executive education. Intense, rigorous and firmly grounded in real-world examples, it gave useful case studies and insights into the latest regulations to help me hone my practical boardroom skills.

    A diverse cohort of seasoned professionals from across Asia really enriched the discussions, and the topics, like ESG Reporting, were highly relevant and valuable."

    David Aikman, Former Chief Representative Officer, Greater China of World Economic Forum



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